Secret State

News brief: Acorn buys Secret State, Kath & Kim

British-focused North American streaming service Acorn TV has bought six series, including political thriller Secret State and Australian comedy Kath & Kim. The other titles are comedy drama The Man Who Lost His Head, investigative drama The Blue Rose, controversial comedy London Irish and doc show The Rise of the Nazi Party. Acorn, distributed through […]

Sundance Channel to launch in MENA

The Sundance Channel is set to launch in the Middle East and North Africa thanks to a deal between AMC/Sundance Channel Global and regional pay TV operator OSN. The network will be available exclusively on OSN from tomorrow and will be available to subscribers of the operator’s Platinum HD and Premier HD packages. Sundance content […]

DirecTV in Black Mirror, Secret State deals

DirectTV has acquired Charlie Brooker-penned dramedy Black Mirror and Gabriel Byrne-starring conspiracy thriller Secret State for its Audience Network. The US cable TV provider plans to debut the UK-created series on November 12 at 9pm and 10pm respectively, with Black Mirror (pictured) going first. Black Mirror, which UK broadcaster and comedian Brooker wrote and Endemol’s […]

All3 America unveils scripted arm

All3 America, the new US arm of UK producer All3Media, has opened a scripted division and has appointed a former exec from J.J. Abrams’ production company to helm it. Eric Lehrman has been named senior VP, scripted television, and will seek to build on All3’s slate of scripted formats, which include UK scripts such as […]

Raft of broadcasters buy Gabriel Byrne drama Secret State

Numerous international broadcasters have acquired Secret State, the political drama that stars Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance, TBI has learned. The four-part miniseries is produced by Shameless producer Company Pictures, which is owned by super indie All3Media. Its sales arm, All3Media International, is selling the it internationally and AMC/Sundance Global has taken the show for […]

AMC/Sundance gets new Asia Pac programming head

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has appointed a new head of programming and scheduling as one of three new hires in the Asia Pacific. Donovan Castillo-Mohlman has been named in the position at the US cable channel’s Asia Pacific arm. He will be joined by Courtney Williams, who joins in the new role of managing director, business […]